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Your place of never-ending curiosity and inspiration is expanding to offer even more access to history, science, and culture.

Arial view of 1920s historic Grand Rapids replica built of LEGO bricks
Historic Grand Rapids LEGO® Display
On display now through January 5!
1 Exhibition


Open through February 4
Step into the curious world of Bugs, the new blockbuster exhibit from Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand.
Visitors Exploring Fashion and Nature Exhibit

Fashion + Nature

Examine the relationship between the natural world and the fashion industry.


We’re excited to share exhibitions and events designed to inspire.

Chaffee Planetarium

Don’t miss out on seasonal highlights including Incoming!, Dark Side: The Light Show, Under Starlit Skies, and our latest planetarium presentation, Living Worlds.

1928 Spillman Carousel

Reserve your spot on this beautifully restored treasure! Hailing from 1928, the Spillman Carousel is now open, welcoming guests for complimentary daily rides.

GRStories Returns

Join us on December 12 for Ebony Road Players Presents Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical & Panel Discussion. Tickets on sale now.

Holiday Displays

The GRPM Holiday Displays are back! Visit us during this Winter season to participate in our Santa & Elf Hunt throughout the Museum. 

Explore the Community Collections with 250,000+ Artifacts & Specimens.

The GRPM boasts one of Michigan’s largest collections of historical and cultural artifacts and scientific specimens that tell the stories of West Michigan and the wider world.

Build Your Ideal Museum Field Trip.

Including free and affordable onsite and virtual programming to connect to curriculum and inspire curiosity.

Become a Member.

Take Your Curiosity to the Next Level!

  • Free admission every day of the year
  • Discounts to planetarium shows, camps and more
  • Free admission to 300+ museums and science centers nationwide
  • Free parking in the Museum’s ramp
  • Pays for itself in less than 2 visits

Schedule Update

The 11 a.m. Planetarium Show, One World, One Sky, will not be available on Saturday, December 2,  due to a special event. Regularly scheduled programming will resume on Sunday, December 3.